PhD Scholarship on Deep learning for Sign Language translation @ADAPT Centre, Ireland

Deadline: Feb. 22, 2023, 11 p.m.

The ADAPT Centre, a world-leading SFI research center for AI Driven Digital Content Technology hosted by Trinity College Dublin, is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to join their research team as PhD candidates. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make novel contributions at the interface between computer vision and neural machine translation, with the primary goal of addressing the automatic recognition and translation of Sign Language to spoken language.

About the Position

The position is a full-time, fully-funded opportunity to work at the ADAPT Centre in Ireland and closely collaborate with a team of mentors. The successful candidate will contribute to the ADAPT research agenda that pioneers and combines research in AI-driven technologies, such as Natural Language Processing, Video/Text/Image/Speech processing, digital engagement & HCI, semantic modeling, personalization, privacy & data governance. They will also have the opportunity to work with ADAPT’s interdisciplinary team of leading experts from complementary fields such as Social Sciences, Communications, Commerce/Fintech, Ethics, Law, Health, Environment, and Sustainability.

Benefits of this Position

As an ADAPT-funded PhD researcher, you will have access to a network of 85 global experts and over 250 staff, as well as a wide multidisciplinary ecosystem across 8 leading Irish universities. You will also have the opportunity to build your profile at international conferences and global events and have a solid career pathway through formalized training & development, expert one-on-one supervision, and exposure to top specialists.

Available Level of Study

The minimum qualification for the position is a 2.1 honours undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or related disciplines with strong programming skills. Expertise or interest in Deep Learning/Natural Language Processing/Data Mining is preferred, as well as previous scientific publication experience and excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Financial Support

The successful candidate will receive a fully funded, 4-year PhD postgraduate studentship, including a tax-free stipend of approximately €18,500 per year for up to four years, EU tuition fees, research and equipment costs, and all costs associated with training.


The deadline for applications is February 22, 2023, with a starting date as early as possible, preferably in March, 2023.

Application Process

Interested candidates can send an application with the following documents directly to Mohammed Hasanuzzaman ([email protected]): a detailed curriculum vitae, including relevant publications if applicable, transcripts of degrees, the name and email contacts of two academic referees, and a cover letter/letter of introduction (maximum 2000 words). In the letter, applicants should include an explanation of their interest in the research to be conducted and why they believe they are suitable for the position, as well as details of their final year undergraduate project (if applicable), MSc project (if applicable), relevant modules previously taken, relevant work experience (if applicable).

Diversity: ADAPT is committed to achieving better diversity and gender representation at all levels and encourages talented people from all backgrounds to join. They are committed to the continued development of employment policies, procedures, and practices that promote gender equality.

Additional Information

The ADAPT Centre is a world-leading SFI research center for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology hosted by Trinity College Dublin, with partner institutions including Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Munster Technological University, Athlone Institute of Technology, and the National University of Ireland Galway. ADAPT's

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